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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Game 48: Mets vs Phillies

The Mets go for a series sweep tonight, while the Phillies are still looking for their first run of the series. Here is the line up LHP Cole Hamels will face:

J Reyes SS
L Castillo 2B
J Bay LF
I Davis 1B
D Wright 3B
A Pagan CF
J Francoeur RF
H Blanco C
M Pelfrey P

Big Pelf is looking for redemption from his worst start of the year versus the Phillies (May 1st, 4 innings, 8 hits, 6 earned runs) @ CBP. Last year at Citi Field Pelfrey faced the Phillies three times, allowing seven ER in 19 innings (3.31 ERA).

My Prediction: It's a classic pitcher's duel between two up and coming aces, and I'll give the edge to the home team. Mets win and sweep the series by a score of 2-1. D Wright hits a HR. Mets win and they are only 2 games out of 1st place. What a difference a week makes.



  1. Big Pelf rides the wave and the Mets sweep up the Phils. I think the Mets have to win tonight. It sends a message and it keeps the train rolling along after a bad week last week.

    Oswalt vs. Lee--I take Owalt. Lee won't cost anything as far as prospects go (as noted by the kid chicken) BUT he is left handed and will ask for and likely get a huge deal. Both are big money guys, but Oswalt, for me, might be cheaper.

    I know, Lee is hurt and all that, but people will remember the world series and his career and he will get paid.

    I also know everybody wants a bat, but where would you put him? Beltran is their missing bat. They are counting on him coming back. I have read some stuff by "those close to the Mets" and the organization is banking on the return of Mr. Beltran.

    But whatever--Mets and Pelf slam the door shut, and if there is any justice, we can get another opening day "Jimmy Rollins" chant after an error (even though he isn't playing)....

  2. Yes Marc, Cliff Lee is looking for a "Sabethia-like contract", but he is a better pitcher than Oswalt with less injury concerns.

    Trading for Oswalt means the Mets are contending this year; signing Lee in the off-season means this year will be played out with Takahashi and Dickey in the rotation.